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Containing the Zombie Malware Outbreak
Your computer could be operating as part of a botnet, sending out email spam, stealing confidential information, or furthering the spread of malware at this very moment.Computers can become zombies in many ways, but the most common technique is through a Trojan virus installed via malicious email attachments or drive-by downloads from infected websites.
QuizUp Branches Out Into Social Territory
Popular trivia game QuizUp on Thursday issued an update that gives players access to a broader array of social networking tools. Users' exchanges had been spilling out of the trivia app and into forums, so developer Plain Vanilla Games decided it was time to build out the game's social features. QuizUp now aims to connect users through their shared interests.
5 Ways to Change Sales Behaviors With Creative Compensation
The idea of using incentives to drive business behaviors is not a new one. It happens in all areas of business, but it's most obvious in sales, where compensation is tied to performance. This is the most basic type of incentive, and it's used to get people who sell for a living to sell. However, other incentives can drive behaviors more complex than simply selling.
Americans Hate Surveillance, Love Privacy: Report
Americans are deeply troubled by surveillance, data collection and the security of their data that's held by government agencies and private companies. The combined results of two Pew surveys suggest that the vast majority consider it important to be in control of their information. Eighty-eight percent of the respondents didn't want someone to watch or listen to them without their permission.
Order Taker, Meet Undertaker: What Sales Pros Must Do to Survive
Within a few years, 1 million B2B sales roles will be eliminated, according to a recent Forrester Research report. That's 20 percent of them gone, thanks to the evolution of technologies like self-service and customers' increasing desire to avoid the hassle of speaking to sales reps. Personally, I think that's a bit overstated -- or rather, a mischaracterization of an ongoing trend.
Smartphones Can't Be Trusted to Run Our Lives
There is so much buzz around the smartphone becoming the remote control for our lives. Enough already! While the promise is enticing, there is a dark side to this story that is never talked about. After reading this, see if you are still convinced. Don't get me wrong -- I am as excited as everyone else around the future potential for the smartphone. However, something happened to me last week.
Popcorn Time Offers Smooth-as-Butter Streaming
Popcorn Time, known as the"Netflix for Pirates,"has introduced a browser-based service that lets users play streaming videos without having to download anything. The videos play on the company's servers. However, the browser-based service does not include a built-in virtual private network, a feature of the downloadable Popcorn Time app. Most of the videos stream in HD.
Xactly: From Transaction to Process
It is subtle, but in the spring conferences I see a pattern emerging around the importance of process. Admittedly, my analysis in this case is less than scientific, and I have no statistics to support my idea, but I my instinct says a trend toward process is beginning. Two conferences that support my contention include Xactly and Zuora, both of which are taking place this week in San Francisco.
DoJ Calls On Private Sector to Strengthen Cybersecurity
The Justice Department is stepping up its program to engage more actively with the private sector on dealing with cybercrime and cybersecurity breaches."We in government know that we cannot go it alone in fighting cybercrime. We need a strong partnership with you in the private sector,"Assistant Attorney General Leslie Caldwell said at a recent Cybersecurity Industry Roundtable.
5 IT Security Implementation Myths
There's a common perception that implementing comprehensive IT security to protect against today's sophisticated threats and attacks is a difficult and expensive task, and that the benefits of replacing current solutions (even if highly ineffective) are seldom worthwhile. This mindset has resulted in many businesses dealing with a virtual patchwork of disparate systems.
CRM's 'Show Me' Video Revolution
Cellphone videos have become a widely used tool to document everything from kids' antics to police brutality. They are shaking up the TV news industry, and they soon may revolutionize customer relationship management. Take, for instance, LogMeIn's video-aided support tool, Rescue Lens, or Support.com's remote video support service, Nexus SuppportCam.
Coherent Navigation Buy May Not Unmuddle Apple Maps
Apple has purchased GPS firm Coherent Navigation. The purchase is widely viewed as an effort to improve the trouble-plagued Apple Maps. Coherent Navigation offers satellite navigation hardware; software that includes precise, secure, robust positioning; and timing and communication solutions."Coherent is well known for ... navigation and geolocation work,"said Charles King, principal at Pund-IT.
Walmart Banks on Shaking Up E-Commerce
Walmart will be releasing its earnings report on Tuesday, and analysts are expecting hear a lot about the role of e-commerce in the current quarter, as well as an important factor in the company's growth strategy. One of things it's planning to do is to take on Amazon Prime. Walmart last week confirmed that it will roll out its own subscription shipping service, reportedly code-named"Tahoe,"this summer.
If You Build a Structure, Sales Enablement Will Come
There's a lot of devalued sales jargon out there, but the phrase that makes me wince the most is"sales enablement."First, it's misleading -- there are lots of things that equip sales people to close deals, but when people say"sales enablement"they usually mean content, portals, playbooks and on-boarding. That only"enables"part of the sale.Second, most companies are abysmal at managing it.
Fresh Takes on Shipping Perishable Online Purchases
It's one thing to ship books and electronics across the U.S. -- but it's quite another to get fresh fruit, baked goods, meat, fish, prepared meals, raw meal ingredients, and other perishables to consumers' front doors in prime condition. Once perishables are delivered to a customer's door, they often have to sit there for an unpredictable amount of time before the customer gets home.
Redesigning Products and Services for the Internet of Things
Nearly everyone agrees the Internet of Things will create unprecedented business opportunities that will dramatically change the way almost every industry operates. There is also universal agreement that the IoT will force organizations to rethink the fundamental nature of their products and services. One company that has become a leader in the rapidly evolving IoT market is PTC.
Apple Likely to Pony Up to Settle A123 Poaching Suit
Apple reportedly has agreed to settle the lawsuit brought by battery manufacturer A123 Systems, accusing it of poaching engineers who were under non-compete agreements. A123 develops technologies for electric car batteries. News of the rumored settlement has fueled speculation that Apple poached talent from the firm to forward its ambitions to enter the electric vehicle market.
AT&T Spreads Rollover Data Cheer to GoPhone
AT&T Mobility introduced Rollover Data early this year. The offering is very similar to its successful Rollover Minutes for voice calls, which began a few years ago. The question is, will it be just as successful for data? It looks like the answer is yes, as it is now expanding the perk to GoPhone. GoPhone is an AT&T Mobility prepaid brand, and prepaid is a rapidly growing wireless segment.
Facebook's Instant Articles Raise Troubling Questions
Facebook on Tuesday introduced Instant Articles, a feature that lets publishers place their stories directly on its site. Nine major media outlets have signed on so far. The content is optimized for mobile devices, and Instant Articles currently is available only on iOS. Publishers get 100 percent of the revenue from ads they place with their content.
Sage and Salesforce Tie Partnership Knot
Sage and Salesforce put on a lovefest on Tuesday to announce their partnership, in which Sage has developed Sage Life, a product to enable small companies to connect their customer, accounting, payroll and finance data into one system, accessible from any device, anywhere. It's unclear whether the customer data is held in Salesforce's traditional CRM or if it refers more broadly to ERP data.
Feds Value - but Don't Always Use - Big Data Tools for Cybersecurity
U.S. government agencies can significantly improve their ability to deal with cybersecurity problems by utilizing big data analytics. However, agencies are finding it difficult to fully benefit from these advanced analytical tools for a variety of reasons -- including dealing with the sheer volume of data. Cyberthreats hide in plain sight, suggests a recent report from MeriTalk.